Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

By Nick Hornby

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594484773, 406pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2010

Nick Hornby returns to his roots music and messy relationships in this funny and touching novel that thoughtfully and sympathetically looks at how lives can be wasted but how they are never beyond redemption. Annie lives in a dull town on England's bleak east coast and is in a relationship with Duncan that mirrors the place; Tucker, once a brilliant songwriter and performer, has gone into seclusion in rural America or at least that's what his fans think. Duncan is obsessed with Tucker's work to the point of derangement, and when Annie dares to go public on her dislike of his latest album, there are quite unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three.
Nick Hornby uses this intriguing canvas to explore why it is we so often let the early promise of relationships, ambition, and indeed life, evaporate. And he comes to some surprisingly optimistic conclusions about the struggle to live up to one's promise.

About the Author
Chantre de la pop culture, "Nick Hornby" est devenu un auteur culte a travers le monde avec ses romans: "Haute fidelite", "A propos d un gamin", "La Bonte: mode d emploi", "Vous descendez ?, Slam et Juliet", "Naked". Il a egalement ecrit des ouvrages de non-fiction dont "Carton jaune et 31 Songs". Maintes fois adapte a l ecran, il est tout naturel que Nick Hornby ecrive desormais pour le cinema. Il a notamment signe les scenarios "d Une education", "Wild" (adapte du recit de Cheryl Strayed) et de "Brooklyn" (roman de Colm Toibin). "Nick Hornby" vit et travaille a Highbury, au nord de Londres.